LYLA M. REEVES
GLEN WILLOW, OH - - Lyla M. Reeves, age 93, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Born July 20, 1913 in Ft. Myers, Fla., she was a twin daughter of Ira G. and Carrie (Saylor) Loe. Mrs. Reeves was formerly of Crystal Lake in Andover, Ohio, Marietta and Chesterland, Ohio and wintered in Bradenton, Florida.
A 1931 graduate of East High School in Cleveland, she was employed for many years as a bookkeeper and secretary for Kent State University.
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Andover, Ohio; the Daughters of American Revolution in Bradenton, Florida, where she served as a Regent; and a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Marietta, Chesterland, Ohio.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, flowers, cats, and baking Christmas cookies to share with friends and family.
Mrs. Reeves married Frank Irwin Reeves on Oct. 4, 1941. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Lyda E. Sisson, and sisters, Lois Marr and Leona Loe.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan E. (Alfred) Lawther of Aurora, Ohio; a son, Kevin L. (Kathleen) Reeves of Bridgeport, Washington; a grandson, Richard A. Lawther of Lyndhurst, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Jennifer L. (Phillip) Lawther-Lankford of Aurora, Ohio.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2007, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL HOME, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio. Burial of cremated remains will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Andover at the convenience of the family.
Calling Hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of service.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 177, Andover, Ohio 44003.
Guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com.
KLERYSSA M. FISHER
MESOPOTAMIA TOWNSHIP - - Kleryssa Mae Fisher, four and one half month old daughter of Charles R. and Samantha N. (Stiltner) Fisher, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Chasidy, Kaylyn and Skylar; three brothers, Dustyn, Colton and Derek; paternal grandparents, Charles and Geraldine Fisher of Greene Township; and maternal grandmother, Maryon Stiltner of West Farmington, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John B. Stiltner.
A Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2007, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL HOME, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, Ohio, with Pastor Don Young officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mesopotamia Township.
Calling Hours will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Arrangements by BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL HOME of Kinsman. Guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com.
DORSET - - Laverta "Vickie" Chamberlain, age 76, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Born June 19, 1930 in Conneautville, Pa., she was a daughter of Orlando and Myrtle (Feterman) Smith and a 1948 graduate of Conneautville High School.
Serving as an assistant at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home for more than 15 years, she attended Cherry Valley Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Chamberlain was preceded in death by her husband, Albert. She was also preceded in death by a son, Wayne Chamberlain; two brothers, Homer and James Smith; and a sister, Pauline Moore
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene J. Todaro-Guess and husband, Victor, of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Timothy J. Chamberlain of Ashtabula, Ohio; grandchildren, Nicholas and Danielle Todaro of Raleigh, N.C.; stepsons, Donald Chamberlain and wife, Nancy, of Greenville, Pa., Bill Chamberlain of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and William Sanger and wife, Brenda, of Conneaut, Ohio; and numerous step-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2007, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL HOME, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio, with Pastor Buck Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Andover, Ohio.
Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com.
DONALD O. BEUOY
ORWELL - - Donald O. Beuoy, age 86, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, at his home.
He was born Feb. 12, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Orville and Mildred (Lineberry) Beuoy. A former resident of Chagrin Falls, Mr. Beuoy was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during W.W.II.
He was a member of the Bristolville United Methodist Church; Golden Gate Masonic Lodge in Chagrin Falls; and The Scottish Rite at the Valley of Cleveland.
He enjoyed wood crafting, loved politics, and was a "True Republican". Donald also loved music, singing "Barbershop" music and playing an antique pump organ. He enjoyed helping his sons with car repairs, always reading the instructions, and was very involved with his grand and great-grandchildren.
Donald is survived by his wife, Ruby, who he married May 30, 1981 in Willoughby, Ohio; children, Bonnie (Jim), Tonya (Larry), Jim (Danielle), and Tim (Deanna); daughter-in-law, Leigh; half brothers, David and Douglas; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
His parents and son, Scott, preceded Mr. Beuoy.
Funeral Services will be 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2007, at the PAINE-GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, Ohio, with Pastor Roger Norton, of the Bristolville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Friends will be received from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at the Funeral Home.
Arrangements by PAINE-GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME of Orwell.
CONNEAUT - - Helen Sharp, age 90, of Mill St., Conneaut, Ohio, died at her home Friday, March 9, 2007.
She was born in Conneaut on August 12, 1916 to the late Anthony and Theresa (DiBiase) Guarino.
Helen was a charter member of the Conneaut Eagles #408.
She is survived by her brother-in-law, Robert Severa of Ashtabula; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Sharp is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mary Santillo, Lucy Copeck and Blanche Severa; and two brothers, Mike and Joseph Guarino.
Per her wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Helen will be buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Conneaut.
THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut is in charge of arrangements.
GRACE G. BEZDEK
CHERRY VALLEY TOWNSHIP- - Grace G. Bezdek, age 93, of Cherry Valley Township, Ohio, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Serenity Manor in Orwell, Ohio.
Born Feb. 22, 1914 in Madison, Ohio, she was a daughter to James and Sally (Pethel) Whipple.
Mrs. Bezdek retired from the Madison school system where she was a cook for many years.
She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed crocheting and flowers.
Mrs. Bezdek married Elmer R. Bezdek on Nov. 23, 1935. He died on Jan. 26, 1996. Also preceding her in death are her two sisters, Peg Fenlason and Bee Schaeffer; and three brothers, Ray, Bud and Earl Whipple.
She is survived by two daughters, Jan Buber of Cherry Valley Township and Linda Viney of North Bloomfield; one son, Don (Dana) Bezdek of Kirtland; two sisters, Dorothy Skidmore of Nev. and Madge Wheeler of Athens, Ohio; five grandchildren, Greg Buber, Christine (Vick) Sutton, Richard (Melissa) Viney, Don (Aimee) Bezdek and Dan Bezdek; and eight great-grandchildren, Greg Buber Jr., Nichole Buber, Charlie Buber, Victor Sutton, Marissa Sutton, Taylor Edelman, Clayton Bezdek and Addison Bezdek.
Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 4500 Rockside Road, Suite 440, Independence, Ohio 44131.
BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL HOME, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. Guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com